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26-05-2018, 10:41   #1
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Match Thread: Pro14 Final - Leinster v Scarlets, Saturday 26th, 2018. Sky Sports, TG4

Leinster ****vScarlets
Kearney15Halfpenny
Larmour14McNicholl
Ringrose13Williams
Nacewa12Parkes
Lowe11Evans
Sexton10Patchell
McGrath9Davies
Healy1Evans
Cronin2Owens
Furlong3Lee
Toner4Rawlins
Ryan5Cummins
Ruddock6Shingler
Leavy7Davies
Conan8Beirne
Tracy16Elias
McGrath17Jones
Porter18Kruger
Fardy19Bulbring
Murphy20Boyde
McCarthy21Evans
Carbery22Jones
O'Loughlin23Pridie

The second final for Leinster and a chance to achieve a first for any Pro 14 team. The teams have met three times this season and Leinster have been the better side in all three, although only marginally so in Parc Y Scarlets.

The bookies have Leinster 10 points favourites, but it doesnt feel like that will be the case. Since Leinster battered Scarlets in the Aviva, the bookies spreads have been a poor measure of performance. Betting against the spread would have made good returns for people backing Munster, Paris, Connacht and Treviso. Lately, Leinster have been winning a bit uglier.

The benching of Fardy and Jordi has raised eyebrows. They are ably replaced by Ruddock and Conan. Even with these changes, Leinster look to have the edge up front. Scarlets have a devestating backline and it is stronger than in the Aviva. Arguably, the Leinster back line is weaker than that day. The loss of Henshaw is always going to hurt. Swopping McFadden for Lowe gives something extra in attack but will cost in defence.

McGrath for Whiskey is a win, even though the Scarlets performance was probably JGPs best Leinster performance and seemed better than any of Lukes performances since. However, he is coming back from injury and every game is an improvement. He'll need to be his best today. If he is, Leinster's half backs can control this game. Scarlets last year was Johnny's worst game in years, lets hope the European game didnt get all his revenge out of his system.

Scarlets have been great again this season, but not as good as last year. While their two play off wins were excellent, they dont feel just as invincible as last year.

Its been a long season. A great season. 7.30 tonight will tell if its been the greatest season ever. With a Grand Slam and a European Cup some of these players have a chance to write their name even bolder in the (4th) stars.

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26-05-2018, 12:57   #2
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42000 tickets sold as of yesterday
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Anyone know where I'd get to watch this in Stuttgart?
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What time is kick off please?
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42000 tickets sold as of yesterday
if there is just 42k sold we will do well to have 36 in the ground. There are an awful lot of tickets for sale on forums and facebook threads
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Is this on TG4? If not could I please get a stream by pm from someone. C'mon Leinster
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Trying to figure the best route to the bath avenue entrance if meeting people off the DART. Is the path along the dodder on the far side of the foot bridge at Lansdowne Road station open on match day? Can one make their way to the bath avenue entrance along the river or will we be told to take the long way round?

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Trying to figure the best route to the bath avenue entrance if meeting people off the DART. Is the path along the dodder on the far side of the foot bridge at Lansdowne Road station open on match day? Can one make their way to the bath avenue entrance along the river or will we be told to take the long way round?

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I think they force you down that path on the far side of the Dodder if you have Bath Ave tickets.
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I think they force you down that path on the far side of the Dodder if you have Bath Ave tickets.
Sounds like exactly what I want to do. Grand so! Thanks.
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Anyone want two free tickets to the North stand?

I've also two free premium tickets to the dublin 7s in belvedere if anyone interested.

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Pure bricking it.

I think this might be a game toomfar for Leinster's pack. Scarlets look to.be leaking at exactly the right time.
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Is the S4C English commentary not working for anyone else?
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